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HF 2274

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/29/2018 04:14pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; establishing a grant program for the development
of regional behavioral health crisis programs in selected communities; authorizing
the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money; proposing coding for
new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245G.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [245G.01] REGIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS PROGRAM;
FACILITIES GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Accounts established. new text end

new text begin Two regional behavioral health crisis program
facilities grant accounts are created, one in the general fund and one in the bond proceeds
fund. Money in the accounts is appropriated to the commissioner to make grants as provided
in this chapter. Money in the accounts is available until spent, notwithstanding section
16A.28 or 16A.642.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicant. new text end

new text begin (a) "Eligible applicant" or "applicant" for the purposes of
grants from the account in the bond proceeds fund means a statutory or home rule charter
city, county, housing and redevelopment authority, publicly owned hospital, or other public
entity otherwise eligible to receive state general obligation bond proceeds that is designated
to apply for a regional behavioral health crisis program facilities grant by the local mental
health authority, as defined in section 245.466, or on behalf of a regional consortium of
organizations that serve individuals with mental illness or a substance use disorder.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Eligible applicant" or "applicant" for the purposes of grants from the account in the
general fund may be made to an eligible applicant under paragraph (a) or to a nonprofit
organization that is designated to apply for a regional behavioral health crisis program
facilities grant by the local mental health authority, as defined in section 245.466, or on
behalf of a regional consortium of organizations that serve individuals with mental illness
or a substance use disorder.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible project. new text end

new text begin (a) "Eligible project" or "project" for the purposes of grants
from the account in the bond proceeds fund means the acquisition or betterment of public
land, buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature within the meaning of
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a). It includes acquisition of land
or interest in land, predesign, design, renovation, construction, furnishing, and equipping
facilities in which to provide regional behavioral health crisis programs and services.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Eligible project" or "project" for the purposes of grants from the account in the
general fund may be made for purposes described in paragraph (a) or other capital facility
improvement purposes that support the regional behavioral health crisis programs and
services for which this grant program is established.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Purpose; grant criteria. new text end

new text begin (a) The purpose of the regional behavioral health
crisis program is to provide, at a minimum, screening and assessment services for persons
with mental illness or substance use disorders. This may include individuals who are under
arrest or subject to arrest, or in immediate need of crisis services. The facilities grant program
is to allow flexibility in the design of the program to meet the needs of the region.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall review project proposals by applicants and give priority to
those that:
new text end

new text begin (1) demonstrate a need for the program in the region;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide a detailed service plan, including the services that will be provided, to whom,
and staffing requirements;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide an estimated cost of operating the program;
new text end

new text begin (4) verify financial sustainability by detailing sufficient funding sources; and
new text end

new text begin (5) include an ability and willingness to build on existing resources in the community.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grants may be for up to ... percent of project costs, up to $5,000,000 per project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Process. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must develop forms and procedures for soliciting
and reviewing applications for grants under this section. An applicant shall apply for a grant
in the manner and at the times the commissioner shall determine. The grant agreement must
be approved by the commissioner of management and budget and is subject to cancellation
under subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Grant cancellation. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner determines that a grantee is unable
to proceed with an approved project or has not expended or obligated the grant money within
four years of entering into the grant agreement with the commissioner, the commissioner
shall cancel the grant and the money is available for the commissioner to make other grants
under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall report to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over mental health issues and capital investment. The report is due by February
15 of each odd-numbered year and must include information on the projects funded and the
program and services provided in those facilities.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION FOR CRISIS PROGRAM GRANTS; BOND SALE
AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $30,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the commissioner of human services for grants under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
245G.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $30,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end